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Gang threat led to screwdriver robbery

July 13, 2017 | By More
Gang threat led to screwdriver robbery

A 23-year-old says he committed a hopeless service station robbery because a gang was threatening to burn down his parents’ home because of a drug debt.

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Woman admits raids on airport luggage

July 11, 2017 | By More
Woman admits raids on airport luggage

A woman has admitted three raids on the luggage carousel at Christchurch Airport, taking bags and contents worth about $4700.

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Biosecurity prosecution over tiny turtle

July 7, 2017 | By More
Biosecurity prosecution over tiny turtle

A Christchurch woman who sneaked a tiny red-eared slider turtle into New Zealand from China now faces sentencing for a breach of the Biosecurity Act.

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Knife attacks on eve of wedding alleged

July 5, 2017 | By More
Knife attacks on eve of wedding alleged

The night before a planned wedding, the bride went hunting for the groom, armed with a knife and accompanied by Bandidos gang associates.

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Company doesn’t accept thief’s remorse

July 5, 2017 | By More
Company doesn’t accept thief’s remorse

The company that was the victim of Katrina Leigh Leoni’s thefts had difficulty accepting that her last minute reparation arrangements showed her remorse.

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Teen faces $44,000 damage bill

July 4, 2017 | By More
Teen faces $44,000 damage bill

A teenager has promised to pay more than $44,000 for the damage he did in a drink-driving incident in Nelson on Boxing Day.

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More sex charges against Canterbury man

June 30, 2017 | By More
More sex charges against Canterbury man

A company director has pleaded not guilty to a further seven sex charges involving two more victims, laid in the Christchurch District Court.

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Meth-fuelled taser-armed raider jailed

June 28, 2017 | By More
Meth-fuelled taser-armed raider jailed

A taser-wielding dairy raider – caught when the Opawa dairy owner and his wife fought back – can look forward to release from prison probably in 2021.

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Prison treatment recommendation for sex offender

June 28, 2017 | By More
Prison treatment recommendation for sex offender

A 21-year-old sex offender with “complex psychological needs” has been sent to prison because the treatment options are limited.

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Charges over Queenstown mall melee

June 26, 2017 | By More
Charges over Queenstown mall melee

A 24-year-old Christchurch man must pay $3000 to two rivals he bashed unconscious with one punch each in an all-in New Year brawl at a Queenstown mall.

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